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and 5 democrats sent the bill to president obama appeared with the families of sandy hook victims shortly thereafter. families must become a brief to position their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90 percent of republicans in the senate voted against it and supporting. the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. unfortunately, this pattern of untruths about this legislation serves a purpose. that intimidated a lot of senators. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. the president says come election time, supporters of gun control legislation are going to voice their support who voted against this bill. of this gun control package. the assault weapons ban votes. and the bid to block the sale of high capacity we will tell you about the young teens accused of the crime and why it has won the east bay neighborhood shaken. investigato
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> early this morning, a bipartisan group of sen
as to why we wouldn't do this. >> reporter: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> earl
. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on both sides of the issue. if they ask whether the license mental-health professionals to offer sexual orien
a gun. it came down to politics. >> sharp words from a disappointed president obama who appeared late today alongside the families of the newtown shooting massacre. the president expressed their disappointment after the senate today defeated a compromise bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun ownership. the vote was just six short of the 60 needed to pass. gun control advocates were hopeful it would pass as the revised bill did not include a ban on assault weapons or high capacity magazines. >>> turning again to the terror in boston. today we learned the identity of the third person killed in the explosions, a young woman named lu ling xi. she was watching the marathon with two friends when the bombs went off. >>> well, it may have been a matter of fate. a bay area woman in boston to watch her 63-year-old mother run the marathon, missed being in the blast zone by a matter of minutes. more now live from boston with more on that story. terry? >> reporter: and this is a story about that fine line between life and death and how sometimes chance can make all the difference. th
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